My countdown to go see Mandy is getting closer....I'm so eager to see her! For those of you new to my blog, Mandy is my daughter, and she works for the Big Mouse House in Orlando. I don't talk much about her job in my journal, as I would never want to say things I'm not supposed to, ya know? She is the Operations Manager for Fantasy Land & Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom..and she loves what she does. It makes it tough on Mom & Dad though, to have her live 1200 miles away....oh how we miss our only child! But, as hard as it was on her (and us!) to leave & make the adjustment of living away from home, it was so good for her...it allowed her to spread her wings in many ways she never would have, had she stayed tied to us. This is really what you want...to raise your child to be able to live on their own and be a happy, responsible adult, and as much as I long to have her around....I wouldn't wish her back. I'm proud of her, and it does my heart good to see her bloom where she has planted her feet. Nothing says I can't go down there and spoil her like crazy a few times a year....right? :)
I'm dreading the trip physically, because since I'm the heaviest I've ever been, I know that it's going to be hard on me...harder than it was before when I was heavy. We have rented the wheelchair again because my feet swell so badly and it's just too much walking for me. It's sad, and I'm so angry that I was out of that chair two years ago, and now....her I am, once more, too fat to walk around and enjoy Disney with my family the way I want to. I know, no looking back at what I can't undo, but still....I'm angry with myself. I'm going to try hard to just remember that because I'm this way now, does not mean that next year at this time I have to be this heavy. Maybe, being embarrassed because I can't fit into seats, through turnstiles, etc, will be good for me, a wake up call of sorts. I don't know what it's going to take (sigh). What I do know is I'm worried about it, and how I let people make me feel bad about myself when I'm in public.
But enough of that....happy thoughts only! While we're there, we're going to take Mandy shopping for a couch, she needs a new one and it will be fun seeing what her tastes are these days. Speaking of couches, I need to be looking for some of my own! We have to replace two couches, two love seats, & three chairs......and we don't have too much of an idea yet what we want. We looked at a really nice burgundy leather set at The Lazy Boy Shop that we may get for the living room, just not sure. We let Abby Cakes get on the furniture, and that's not going to change, so we have to take that into consideration with what we choose. We're pets on the bed and couch kind of people, always have been....how bout you? We are going this weekend to look at flooring, as we have a lot of that to get....the entire house full needs to be replaced. I'll let you know if we make any decisions.
That's it for me, as I need to read more blogs....as hard as I try to keep up, I'm still missing some! Have a great start to your weekend and remember you have a friend here in Michigan who cares about you :)
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